Marquez Callaway isn’t a household name — yet! He slowly was one of the best receivers in training camp which is why they kept him on the active roster over Bennie Fowler, Austin Carr, and Juwan Johnson. He was kept as the No. 4 receiver on the team.
Obviously Thomas comes in at No. 1; then you have Emmanuel Sanders at No. 2. After that Tre’Quan Smith, Marquez Callaway, Bennie Fowler, and Deonte Harris round out the Saints receiving corps. Callaway has been playing behind Smith, but might have earned the right to be in consideration.
Last week, Callaway caught two passes for 11 yards while Smith only saw one reception. They both saw two targets. Even on the year, the heavier workload for Smith gives rise to his stats over that of Callaway’s, but it would not surprise me if Callaway ends up being better.
This week, Callaway is going to have to keep the hot hand against the Niners. Drew Brees wants to throw the ball. That point was proven last week when he threw it 26 times to 12 different receivers. Now, Callaway just needs to jump in and be one of the top threats.